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Piper Writers Studio Showcase 2019

Date(s): Sunday, December 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fair Trade Cafe, 1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Poetry, Short Stories
Cost: Free

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About this Event

Come see what the students and faculty of the Piper Writers Studio have been up to with our third annual Piper Writers Studio Showcase on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Fair Trade Cafe (1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003). 

Featuring poetry, short stories, personal essays, and more! 

Readers for this year's Piper Writers Studio Showcase will be announced in mid-November.

If you've taken a class or workshop with the Piper Writers Studio and would like to read, complete the application form below. If you have any questions, contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at 480.727.0818 or

Please note that, while encouraged, RSVP's are purely for the purpose of attendance monitoring and gauging interest. You do not need to bring your registration or RSVP to the event. You do not need to register or RSVP to attend. This event is open to the public and free.

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Apply to Read

Thank you for your interest in reading at this year's Piper Writers Studio Showcase, Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Fair Trade Cafe (1020 N 1st Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003). If you have already taken or are registered for a Piper Writers Studio class this year and are interested in reading, simply complete the following form to apply to read.

Applications are simple and consist of contact information, a biography, and sample work. Each reader will have around 5 minutes to share their work. Readers should also plan on attending an informal rehearsal and workshop before the event. All genres, forms, and levels of experience are welcome. As spots are limited, selections will be made on the basis of the strength of the individual's work and representing the diversity of our larger literary community. Preference may also be given to individuals who have taken a class or workshop within the last year and have not read at a previous showcase. All individuals are encouraged to apply. Applications will close November 1. All individuals will be notified by Nov 15.

If you have any questions, please contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at For more information about the Piper Writers Studio, visit our website at Thank you for your time, looking forward to seeing you soon!

Please enter the name, date, and instructor for the Piper Writers Studio class you have attended or registered for this year.
Enter your biography in whatever style or voice you would like in the space below (under 120 words).
If you would prefer to upload three poems and/or pieces of prose (up to 5,000 words) as a pdf, doc, docx, or odt rather than providing links, please do so below
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About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is supports writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at For more information about classes and workshops, you can view upcoming classes.


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